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Vent mode w/o climate control on


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#1 OFFLINE   timber725

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:26 PM

Is it possible to just open the vent and let in fresh air without have the climate control on?  

 

I have not been able to do this.  I just want fresh cold air from outside.  Instead, I get warm air coming at 60 degree (outside 45 degree).  And I noticed that climate control was sucking up 10% of my EV range.  So now I drive with climate control off and it gets too warm and need fresh air.

 

I never knew something that used to be so basic on all cars is not a likely feature.  What's so hard about just opening up that vent?









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#2 OFFLINE   Edsel

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:26 PM

Not that I have been able to figure out.  Wish it was.



#3 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

Is it possible to just open the vent and let in fresh air without have the climate control on?  

 

I have not been able to do this.  I just want fresh cold air from outside.  Instead, I get warm air coming at 60 degree (outside 45 degree).  And I noticed that climate control was sucking up 10% of my EV range.  So now I drive with climate control off and it gets too warm and need fresh air.

 

I never knew something that used to be so basic on all cars is not a likely feature.  What's so hard about just opening up that vent?

I haven't tested this but what happens if you turn the temp dial to Lo and then turn off a/c and slow down the fan. Does it put it back to 60 or do what you want?



#4 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

I haven't tested this but what happens if you turn the temp dial to Lo and then turn off a/c and slow down the fan. Does it put it back to 60 or do what you want?

 

Yes, this is what I think.  If you set it to 60 or above, then it will try to maintain that set temp with whatever means possible.  And of course, make sure re-circ is off.

 

This became more important to me when I got the NRG as HVAC settings can really alter the available battery range.



#5 OFFLINE   timber725

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:05 PM

Setting temp on LO, set fant to LOW, turning off AC, and disable recirculation.  But if the outside air temp is desirable and I'm traveling at 60MPH, why run the fan at all if it's just to let in fresh air.



#6 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:33 AM

There is no straight vent function.  By turning off the air conditioner and setting to LO, this prevents either heat or air conditioned air from coming through; it's the closest thing to vent.  The only decision is how fast to set the fan speed.








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